Chief Beck stated that on October 20,2015, he was in Washington D.C. to meet with law enforcement leaders to discuss reducing crime and incarceration. Chief Beck met with more than 60 Chiefs of Police and Attorney Generals gathered to discuss what can be done on the federal, state, and local level to reduce incarceration and crime.
The next day Chief Beck joined President Barack Obama to discuss the incarceration levels in the country, police use of force, and public trust. Chief Beck found President Obama to be extremely knowledgeable on law enforcement issues. The following week, President Obama incorporated many of the lessons learned from Los Angeles when addressing the IACP, Internal Association of Chiefs of Police.
Chief Beck attended the Major Cities Chiefs Conference in Chicago which was attended by the Chief of Police from the top 75 cities in America. They discussed the similarity of issues law enforcement is dealing with: violent crime, public trust, police use of force. Chief Beck found the conversation heartening. He said Los Angeles is on the right path as many other police departments across the nation are putting into practice what LAPD is doing.
Yesterday it was announced the arrest of the Western Bandit. Highlighted an incident over the weekend in Metro Division crime suppression detail in Rampart area where a male gang member, concealed weapon and fired at officers. The officers took the suspect into custody without using deadly force or firing their firearms. This does not happen all the time but he recognizes the success of the officers and is thankful for their lives.
The Department will undertake an end of year Use of Force Review more comprehensive than ever before. The report will include what Police Commission wants to see a report that is respective and relevant to the issues Police Commission wants to see addressed.
Verbal presentation and update from the Commanding Officer and Community Police Advisory Board (C-PAB) representative regarding community initiated problem solving, crime strategies, and other programs and goals within the Olympic Area.
Department’s verbal report and discussion relevant to the review of firearms qualification schedules for full-time and reserve police officers was presented by Deputy Chief Bill Murphy, Commanding Officer, Police Science and Training, and Lieutenant Darnell Davenport, Office in Charge, Reserve and Youth Education section.
Department’s and Inspector General’s verbal update report relevant to the progress in developing guidelines to be utilized in the process of procurement of supplies, goods and equipment by the Department will report back in 90 days.
Department’s Report, dated October 14, 2015, relative to the Project Management and Quality Assurance for Computer-Aided Dispatch and Related Systems Agreement, as set forth. [BPC #15-0331] was approved and will be transmitted to the Mayor.
Department’s Report, dated October 27, 2015, relative to the Personal Services Agreement with Emergency Response Crime Scene Cleaning for Emergency Crime Scene Cleanup Services, as set forth. [BPC #15-0332] was approved and will be transmitted to the Mayor.
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